Imagine an economy whose main resource is infinite. Imagine an economy endowed with an intrinsic form of justice, an economy that facilitates and rewards sharing, an economy where the unemployed boast greater purchasing power than those in work, an economy where 1 and 1 makes 3, an economy in which everyone is born with purchasing power and where, ultimately, each individual has total control over his or her purchasing power.
Nooconomics – the economics of knowledge – captures the essence of sustainable development and may allow us, in just a few years, to trivialize problems that Humanity has considered unsolvable for millennia. This treatise will answer three questions: Why practice nooconomics?, How do we practice it?, and What is it exactly?
This is a practical treatise on nooconomics, the economics of knowledge, written for citizens and politicians alike. It describes in simple terms the issues surrounding this field, which has a crucial role to play in issues ranging from sustainable development, diplomacy and security, to poverty alleviation, economic development (on both local and national levels), and Silicon Valley studies. It will animate debate on public, educational and civil policies. Biomimicry, industrial ecology, the circular economy and Professor Gunter Pauli’s paradigm of The Blue Economy are all suggested topics for further reading.
Idriss J. Aberkane is affiliated to Scholar of The Kozmetsky Global Collaboratory at Stanford University.